Posted by: Ed Darrell | December 30, 2009

Early American political cartoons: Join or Die!

Some sources say this is the first real political cartoon printed in America — from Ben Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette.

If not the earliest (I’m still looking),  it is certainly among the most famous

Join or Die, B Franlin's 1754 cartoon on the disunited colonies

This cartoon, probably drawn by Ben Franklin, appeared in Franklin's newspaper, The Pennsylvania Gazette, in 1754. From Archiving Early America

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